A gynecologic ultrasound or pelvic ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic test that uses sound waves to form pictures of the structures and organs within the pelvis. Our board-certified doctor places the transducer on the patient’s body that sends sound waves through them. The process works like echolocation: as the sound waves bounce off the tissues and organs, they return to the transducer that sends them to a computer that converts the waves into images of what the doctor is examining.
How Does It Work?
During a gynecologic ultrasound, Dr. Johns will coat the transducer with the conductive gel and place it over the patient’s abdomen or insert it into the patient’s vagina. This will depend on the reason for the ultrasound. The process takes around 10 minutes to complete and produces 2D or 3D images to accurately capture the structure that the doctor is examining. The ultrasound has been described as feeling like a normal gynecological exam, so it is relatively comfortable.
During your visit, Dr. Johns will examine your results and give you feedback as to what could be causing your symptoms. Gynecologic ultrasounds are done on an outpatient basis and can be done in the comfort of our office in Fort Worth.
Why Are Pelvic Ultrasounds Done?
In some cases, the doctor will be looking for problems that affect both men and women like urinary problems or growths in the pelvis. They may also look for signs of colorectal cancer. If they are treating somebody with colorectal cancer, the doctor will use an ultrasound to see how the patient is responding to treatment. If the patient is a woman, Dr. Johns will be looking for anything that is abnormal in the position, size or shape of your organs, the blood flow to them, pregnancy and any problems involving it, causes for pain and discomfort in the pelvis, lumps and much more.
Whether you are experiencing discomfort, abnormalities or wish to have a pregnancy confirmation, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Johns at Fort Worth Center for Pelvic Medicine to have your reproductive system thoroughly checked via an ultrasound. Dr. Johns and his medical team would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you have about gynecologic ultrasounds. Don’t wait any longer to have your symptoms checked out! Contact us today to make an appointment in Fort Worth!